A storm complex will affect our region again today. Expect scattered storms to pick up during the afternoon hours. Damaging winds, flooding and lightning are the main concerns as these storms roll through.
A nasty line of thunderstorms continues to work across Indiana and Ohio. This is producing wind gusts of 70-80mph at times and is showing signs of diving farther southeast. This may impact the northern and northeastern parts our region.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is out for areas along and north of the Ohio River. This does include Greenup County in northeastern Kentucky.
Rounds of thunderstorms continue to track well to the north of the bluegrass state. The latest data continues to point to the worst of the weather staying north of the Ohio River.
Much of central and eastern Kentucky continues to be included in the slight risk area for severe storms. The boomers look to arrive in our part of the world VERY late tonight. This action may be in weakening fashion with the greatest severe threat along and north of Interstate 64.
Additional rounds of showers and storms will be around into Thursday.
Previous Update Below
The forecast continues to be on track as a major severe weather outbreak develops to our northwest. A line of damaging wind producing storms is developing west of Chicago and will roll southeastward late tonight. This will impact parts of the bluegrass state before daybreak.
If you have outdoor activities this evening, you will have no weather issues to deal with other than the steamy conditions.
Here's my earlier update:
The severe weather threat will increase late this evening into the overnight hours. Let's break down how this may play out:
- Isolated storms develop through the early evening. These should not be severe.
- A line of thunderstorms moves from northwest to southeast into the state late this evening into the overnight.
- Prime time for severe weather will be midnight to 6am.
- Damaging wind will be the greatest threat from these storms.
- Large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.
- These storms will be prolific lightning producers with thousands of lightning strikes likely.
- Torrential rains will also accompany the storms as they roll through here.
Stay with wkyt.com and WKYT-TV for the very latest on this developing severe weather situation.